Orchestra Novo

Bringing Music To Life!

A lot has changed in a short period of time. One thing that hasn't changed is the power of music to

Inspire • Nurture • Transform

At Orchestra Novo we believe that bringing music to life is work worth doing even when we have to reinvent how we do it for a little while. We're confident that there will once again be a time to celebrate in a concert hall and share the company of beloved friends and community.

In the meantime, we are dedicated to our work of 

Bringing Music to Life

At Orchestra Novo, we're focused on providing solutions for

Our Patrons who are sheltered in place and who may be experiencing feelings of isolation or fear

Our Musicians who have lost opportunities to perform and in some cases have lost essential income

Our Neighbors who are in need of assurance that creativity, love, and caring matter

Our Community that needs to remember that SLO County remains a vital cultural and arts hub


Music So Sweet: Personal Reflections

A podcast by Michael Nowak

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Take a reflective musical journey with Michael Nowak in his podcast, Music So Sweet: Personal Reflections. In each episode, Michael explores the creative spirit and works of some of the world's great composers.

Episode 1: Johann Sebastian Bach

Episode 2: Samuel Barber

Charlie Chaplin's Modern Times with Live Orchestra

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Modern Times © Roy Export S.A.S. Music for Modern Times Copyright © Roy Export Company Ltd. and Bourne Co. All rights reserved
Charlie Chaplin™© Bubbles Incorporated S.A.


Great music begins with a commitment to excellence and a passion for bringing people together.

Orchestra Novo’s purpose is to nourish and inspire our community
through the co-creation and shared experience of orchestral and chamber music
that deepens our connection to one another, our world, and ourselves.

Orchestra Novo serves as a leader in presenting performances and educational programs
that transform and enrich all those with whom we come into contact.


Please join us by subscribing to our email announcements, becoming a volunteer, or making a donation.

Orchestra Novo is a California non-profit 501(c)3 corporation. Your contributions are fully tax-deductible as allowed by law.

Reach us by phone at (805) 439-2455

Zette @ OrchestraNovo.com


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Orchestra Novo welcomes and respects individuals of every gender, sexual orientation, spiritual point of view, physical ability, intellectual ability, cultural background, and ethnicity.